Letter from Jones, Nelson W

Soldier: Jones, Nelson W
Allegiance: Union
Unit/Service Branch: 3rd Infantry
Home State: Maine
Date Written: Sunday, July 28th, 1861
Location: Claremont, VA
Correspondence Type: Letter
Subjects: Battlefield, Rumors, Secesh, Battlefield, Daily Life, Home, Rumors, Secesh, Warfare, Battlefield, Daily Life, Home, Rumors, Secesh, Warfare
Claremount Virginia
July 28, 1861

Dear parents I will write you a few lines
to let you know I am well and hope thise
few lines will find you the same I was paid
of yesterday the balance due me from
maine nine dollars and I will send you
five of it I shall be paid from the United
States in about 20 days and I will send
you some more I am well and have
written to you third this week before and once
to Amelia I suppose you have heard of last Sundays
Proceedings old mcdowal is going to be hung
they say if it had not been for him we should
got the victory he has been courtmarshaled
and Seceasion papers found with him but generall
mcclelan is going to be our general now I shall have
to close as it is most mail time write as son
as you get this: From Nelson V. Jones To his parents
direct as usual Washington D C 3 reg Co I